Rehabilitation Medicine - Brain Injury Waiver Program

What is the Brain Injury Waiver Program?

The Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid Waiver for Individuals with Brain Injury (HCBS/TBI) is a program jointly sponsored by the New York State Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Health (DOH). The Waiver funds services and supports that an individual with Traumatic Brain Injury may need to live within the community. Eligible clients may be assisted with discharge from nursing facility to the community and funded for housing. Services provided assist the individual to increase independence, self reliance, productivity and inclusion within the community.

Who is eligible?

Individuals between the ages of 18 and 64 with a Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis.

Individuals choose to receive services through this waiver rather than be a resident of a nursing facility.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (718) 226-9462 or (718)226-9365

SIUH is a Department of Health Approved Service Provider for the Following Services:

• Service Coordination:

Service Coordination provides primary assistance in developing and implementing the service plan, gathering information for the application, reviewing outcomes of plan and coordinating all services received.

• Independent Living Skills Training (ILST):

This service is individually designed to improve the ability of the participant to live as independently as possible in the community. This service is provided in the home and community. Services may include supervision of, or assistance with self-care skills, medication management, communication skills, interpersonal skills, sensory motor skills, socialization skills, reduction/elimination of maladaptive behaviors, problem solving skills, money management and the ability to maintain a household.

• Home and Community Support Services:

This service provides the individual with assistance training and/or supervision needed with personal care. Activities may include bathing, hygiene, dressing, meal preparation, eating, household tasks, laundry, traveling and shopping.

• Community Integration Counseling:

Is an individual service designed to overcome the difficulties and stress confronted by individuals with brain injury when they re-enter the community.

• Structured Day Program (SDP):

An individually designed service provided in an outpatient setting, to improve or maintain the participant's skills and ability to live as independently as possible in the community.

• Rehabilitation Services:

The SIUH Rehabilitation Department provides individual therapy programs at three convenient hospital sites. Therapy Programs include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Neuropsychology.

• Payment:

SIUH is an approved provider of HCBS/TBI Services through Medicaid Insurance. Many private insurance plans and Worker's Compensation will cover Waiver and Rehabilitation services. Our Financial Screeners are available to answer questions regarding coverage.

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